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Gilded lives, fatal voyage : the Titanic's first-class passengers and their world

Author: Hugh Brewster
Publisher: London : Robson, 2012.
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'Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage' is a fresh take on the subject of the Titanic through the prism of her first class passengers, woven into a gripping account of the ship's short life.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Brewster
ISBN: 9781849541794 1849541795
OCLC Number: 757932009
Description: 1 volume : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: A rare gathering --
At the Cherbourg quay --
A nomadic hiatus --
The Palm Room --
"Queer lot of people" --
Queenstown --
Fellow travelers --
Private lives --
Shipboard coteries --
Designing woman --
A calm Sunday --
The last evening --
Collision and after --
To the lifeboats --
The final minutes --
Voices in the night --
The ship of sorrow --
Two continents stirred --
Postscript: Titanic after-lives.
Responsibility: by Hugh Brewster.

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Brewster, who created several bestselling books on the "Titanic," uses original research to intertwine, for the first time, the lives of the rich and famous within the powerful arc of the ship's  Read more...

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